PBA: Wright relieved to escape Blackwater in first game of Commissioner’s Cup

Paul Lintag on May 31, 2019 08:27 PM
PBA: Wright relieved to escape Blackwater in first game
The Fuel Masters were looking good with a 93-74 lead in the fourth quarter. They nearly lost all of it late before scrambling to take a 103-98 win to start the mid-season joust.

Faced with a new and improved Blackwater team, Phoenix got a challenge right out of the gate in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.

The Fuel Masters were looking good with a 93-74 lead in the fourth quarter. They nearly lost all of it late before scrambling to take a 103-98 win to start the mid-season joust.

Still, it was a good opening game for the Fuel Masters in the sense that they’re now awake and aware that this conference will not be easy.

“I’m just happy the game is over. That’s a different Blackwater team, especially with Ray and with the import,” guard Matthew Wright said.

“They’re not just gonna give up like they used to, they fought back and it’s good that we faced some adversity in our first game,” he added.

Despite picking up their first win, Wright says there’s quite a few things they can improve upon as the Commissioner’s Cup moves along.

Phoenix has to focus on the defensive end in particular.

“I think we got our feet wet today, but we just have to get better at closing out games and being more disciplined on offense,” Wright said.

“[Also] maybe fouling less? We put them on the line a little bit too much towards the end of the game, so just playing honest defense but still being physical,” he added.

 

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